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Granville
274 Parramatta Road, Granville NSW 2142

LEARNER APPROVED - EASY TO RIDE

Superbly balanced and extremely exciting, the 2018 Ninja 650L features a 650cc Parallel Twin engine with a strong low-mid range focus and a lightweight chassis in a slim, middleweight package. Supersport-like nimble handling, direct feel and strong acceleration are complemented by easy-to-manage power delivery and rider-friendly manoeuvrability, offering an ideal blend of sporty performance and everyday versatility sure to satisfy everyone from new to more experienced riders. Sharp styling strengthens its Ninja family image, reflecting its highly evocative character.

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FUN - HIGHEST RIDE EXCITEMENT - KEY FEATURES

  • ABS brakes offer excellent performance and enhanced confidence in adverse conditions
  • Sharp, Ninja styling, the sleek body work includes sharp front cowl with strong resemblance to Kawasaki's supersports models.
  • Twin engine focused on achieving a throttle response that balanced a powerful feeling and a quick-revving character.
  • Light and nimble handling, benefiting from from a thoroughly redesigned chassis.
  • Horizontal Back-link rear suspension, linked suspension delivers a balance of sporty performance and ride comfort.
  • Assist and Slipper Clutch
  • Everyday versatility with an upright riding, low seat height, easy manoeuvrability and manageable power delivery give the Ninja 650L the versatility for daily riding, while its approachable nature welcomes riders of all skill levels.

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PARALLEL-TWIN ENGINE

Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valve 649 cm³ Parallel Twin with fuel injection delivers smooth, responsive performance, especially in the low and medium rpm ranges. Rider-friendly characteristics that facilitate control and inspire confidence in new riders. The engine settings favour speeds most used in everyday riding.

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ASSIST & SLIPPER CLUTCH

A great rider assistance - the clutch uses two types of cams, an assist cam and a slipper cam. Resulting in a lighter clutch lever pull when operating the clutch and when excessive engine braking occurs – as a result of quick downshifts (or an accidental downshift) – the slipper cam comes into play to reduce back-torque and help prevent the rear tyre from hopping and skidding.

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COOL RIDING

Patented radiator fan cover directs hot air down and away from the rider, significantly increasing comfort when stuck in heavy traffic. Redirecting the heated air also helps keep the tank, frame and other parts that contact the rider cooler, further increasing rider comfort.

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TRELLIS FRAME

The frame weighs only 15 kg and contributes significantly to the bike’s light, nimble handling. Kawasaki's new in-house analysis technology was used to precisely determine the necessary pipe diameter, length and wall thickness to deliver the ideal lateral and torsional rigidity. This allowed unnecessary material to be trimmed, resulting in an extremely lightweight frame: a key to the new Ninja 650’s light, nimble handling.

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TELESCOPIC FORKS

41 mm telescopic front forks handles the suspension duties up front. Smooth and predictable front end handling for the Ninja 650L.

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REAR SUSPENSION

Horizontal Back-link rear suspension offers a progressive, smooth character. It delivers a balance of sporty performance and ride comfort. Rear suspension positions the shock unit and linkage above the swingarm. This arrangement contributes to mass centralisation, while ensuring that the suspension is located far enough from the exhaust that operation is not affected by heat.

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FRONT BRAKES

Dual 300 mm front petal disc brakes deliver plenty of braking power. Dual-piston front calipers, master cylinder and brake pads offer superb control. All Ninja 650 are fitted standard with front and rear ABS. Compact Bosch 9.1M ABS unit contributes to both weight and space savings.

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REAR BRAKE

The rear 220 mm diameter petal disc brake combines with the dual front petal disc brakes to enhances the overall braking performance and sporty appearance.

Engine Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin
Displacement 649 cm³
Bore x Stroke 83.0 x 60.0 mm
Compression Ratio 10.8:1
Ignition Digital
Frame Trellis, high-tensile steel
Seat height 790 mm
Fuel Capacity 15 litres
Curb Mass 192 kg
Seat Height 790 mm

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